Pioneering Genomic Medicine at Stanford: Developing a Personalized Medicine Practice
a SPECTRUM (Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education) Pilot Project
The overall goal of the proposed study is to develop a thorough understanding of the patient's and physician's perspectives towards incorporating genomic medicine in primary care using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Using a mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative approach, the specific aims of the study were to:
- Survey and interview primary care patients at Stanford/VA Palo Alto to assess knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding genomics in primary care.
- Interview primary care physicians about their confidence levels in and barriers towards incorporating genomic medicine in prumary care at Stanford/VA Palo Alto.
- Evaluate temporal trends in the ordering of genetic/genomic tests in primary care practice over the last 10 years.